Conotton Creek Trail
The Conotton Creek Trail is known for its rural tranquility. [Scroll past 'Specs & Facts' to continue reading.]
Latest Update: 10/27/16 by OB - Donations Fund Improvements
From wtov9.com, "Those who use the Conotton Creek Trail in Harrison County will be seeing upgrades to the path, made possible by a pair of nearly $10,000 donations from oil and gas companies.
"...The committee is planning on using some of the money to purchase a generator and paint sprayer to seal the numerous covered bridges that are peppered along the trail. It is also planning to build a winterized bathroom for trail goers in the near future."
Trail Specs & Facts:
Location: Harrison County, OH
Length: 11.2 miles / coarse asphalt
Facilities: Some portable toilets should be available along the trail.
Parking: A centrally located lot in Scio, OH. (See trail map for more optons.)
Worth Noting: There may not be any water sources on the trail. Expect to venture into one of the 3 small towns along the trail for hydration.
Map: Conotton Creek Trail
Elevation: Mostly flat
More Trails in this Region: NE OH Trails List
Stunning views may not abound here, but rural peacefulness is the order of the day, according to many visitors of the trail.
The trail is a source of great pride in Harrison County. Locals volunteer their time and effort to not only maintain the trail, but to construct the 5 covered bridges along the 11-mile trail route.
The trail surface is unique in a couple of respects. The surface is mostly flat, like many rail-trails. Though I do recall one or two very slight undulations that were a welcome break from the monotony.
Also, the trail has a history of having a coarse asphalt surface. Originally topped off with a thin layer of gravel, the solid yet coarse surface was not conducive to roller blading or thin-tired bikes. However, larger tires do a fine job of smoothing the ride.
In late 2016, the trail committee applied for a grant to resurface the trail. No news yet on whether the grant was obtained, or whether the resurfacing project will result in a smoother, finished surface when completed.
In the meantime, take your hybrid or mountain bike to ride this trail. It will make your visit a smooth one.